Updated News http://www.cmanet.org/news/detail/?article=conference-on-physician-health-comes-to-san http://www.cmanet.org/news/detail/?article=conference-on-physician-health-comes-to-san Conference on physician health comes to San Francisco in October Physicians' professional wellness is increasingly recognized as being critically important to the delivery of high-quality health care. Physicians strive to achieve an optimal patient experience 0001-01-01 00:00 +00:00 0001-01-01 00:00 -08:00 http://www.cmanet.org/news/detail/?article=csam-webinar-how-to-build-a-controlled http://www.cmanet.org/news/detail/?article=csam-webinar-how-to-build-a-controlled CSAM Webinar: How to Build a Controlled-Substances Review Committee in Your Primary Care Clinic The California Society of Addiction Medicine (CSAM) is hosting a webinar, "How to Build a Controlled-Substances Review Committee in Your Primary Care Clinic," to help physicians navigate chronic pain and 0001-01-01 00:00 +00:00 0001-01-01 00:00 -08:00 http://www.cmanet.org/news/detail/?article=physicians-please-take-our-website-survey http://www.cmanet.org/news/detail/?article=physicians-please-take-our-website-survey Physicians: Please take our website survey CMA is in the process of updating the functionality, design and content strategy of its website: CMAnet.org. From improved search functionality to mobile responsiveness, 0001-01-01 00:00 +00:00 0001-01-01 00:00 -08:00 http://www.cmanet.org/news/detail/?article=us-senate-health-reform-update http://www.cmanet.org/news/detail/?article=us-senate-health-reform-update U.S. Senate health reform update While there has been considerable activity in the Senate over the past week, plans for bringing a health system reform bill to the floor for a vote remain very fluid. Under pressure from both President 0001-01-01 00:00 +00:00 0001-01-01 00:00 -08:00 http://www.cmanet.org/news/detail/?article=nasem-issues-major-report-on-pain-management http://www.cmanet.org/news/detail/?article=nasem-issues-major-report-on-pain-management NASEM issues major report on pain management and opioid use The National Academies of Science, Engineering and Medicine (NASEM) issued a report last week, "Pain Management and the Opioid Epidemic: Balancing Societal and Individual Benefits and Risks of Prescription 0001-01-01 00:00 +00:00 0001-01-01 00:00 -08:00 http://www.cmanet.org/news/detail/?article=cma-doc-jesus-rodriguez-md http://www.cmanet.org/news/detail/?article=cma-doc-jesus-rodriguez-md CMA Doc: Jesus Rodriguez, M.D. "My passion is to get the youth involved and to look at careers in medicine as an option. The sooner we start allowing students to have it in their mind that it is possible, than the more likely they are to pursue it. The more outreach we do and the more we can encourage the youth, especially from underserved minority populations, the better we will be able to serve California as a whole." 0001-01-01 00:00 +00:00 0001-01-01 00:00 -08:00 http://www.cmanet.org/news/detail/?article=cms-releases-proposed-medicare-physician-fee http://www.cmanet.org/news/detail/?article=cms-releases-proposed-medicare-physician-fee CMS releases proposed Medicare physician fee schedule for 2018 The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) recently released the proposed 2018 Medicare Physician Fee Schedule. CMA is pleased to note that there are a number of positive proposed changes that would help physicians improve patient care. 0001-01-01 00:00 +00:00 0001-01-01 00:00 -08:00 http://www.cmanet.org/news/detail/?article=cma-foundation-2017-leadership-awards-call-for http://www.cmanet.org/news/detail/?article=cma-foundation-2017-leadership-awards-call-for CMA Foundation 2017 Leadership Awards: Call for nominations The CMA Foundation and its Network of Ethnic Physician Organizations (NEPO) are seeking nominations for the Foundation's 2017 Leadership Awards, which celebrate the efforts 0001-01-01 00:00 +00:00 0001-01-01 00:00 -08:00 http://www.cmanet.org/news/detail/?article=medi-cal-postponing-deactivation-of-inactive http://www.cmanet.org/news/detail/?article=medi-cal-postponing-deactivation-of-inactive Medi-Cal postponing deactivation of inactive providers Earlier this month, the Department of Health Care Services (DHCS) notified approximately 30,000 Medi-Cal providers that they were being "deactivated" because they had not submitted a claim or rendered 0001-01-01 00:00 +00:00 0001-01-01 00:00 -08:00 http://www.cmanet.org/news/detail/?article=making-the-connection-between-patients-and http://www.cmanet.org/news/detail/?article=making-the-connection-between-patients-and Making the Connection between Patients and Providers: A Modern Approach to the Treatment of Type 1 and Type 2 Diabetes Taking Control of Your Diabetes - an organization that provides innovative and integrative continuing education to medical professionals caring for people with diabetes - is hosting a one-day conference 0001-01-01 00:00 +00:00 0001-01-01 00:00 -08:00 http://www.cmanet.org/news/detail/?article=cms-open-payments-data-shows-that-only-56-of http://www.cmanet.org/news/detail/?article=cms-open-payments-data-shows-that-only-56-of CMS Open Payments data shows that only 5.6% of physicians looked at their records The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) announced last week that in 2016, only 5.6 percent of physicians nationwide reviewed their data under the Medicare Open Payments program. Under the 0001-01-01 00:00 +00:00 0001-01-01 00:00 -08:00 http://www.cmanet.org/news/detail/?article=3rd-annual-clinical-management-and-behavioral http://www.cmanet.org/news/detail/?article=3rd-annual-clinical-management-and-behavioral 3rd Annual Clinical Management and Behavioral Interventions for Diabetes Care, Oct. 20-21 in La Jolla Scripps Memorial Hospital is hosting the 3rd Annual Clinical Management and Behavior Interventions for Diabetes Care symposium in La Jolla, October 20-21,2017. An estimated 29.1 million people in the United 0001-01-01 00:00 +00:00 0001-01-01 00:00 -08:00 http://www.cmanet.org/news/detail/?article=cma-cfo-honored-by-sacramento-business-journal http://www.cmanet.org/news/detail/?article=cma-cfo-honored-by-sacramento-business-journal CMA CFO honored by Sacramento Business Journal Lance Lewis, CMA chief operating and financial officer, was honored as one of the Sacramento Business Journal's CFOs of the Year. Lewis was recognized because his 0001-01-01 00:00 +00:00 0001-01-01 00:00 -08:00 http://www.cmanet.org/news/detail/?article=digital-medicine-conference-comes-to-la-jolla http://www.cmanet.org/news/detail/?article=digital-medicine-conference-comes-to-la-jolla Digital medicine conference comes to La Jolla in October Consumers are increasingly able to monitor their health using a vast array of wearable devices and digital technologies, at a small fraction of the cost imposed by our modern health care system. This change, 0001-01-01 00:00 +00:00 0001-01-01 00:00 -08:00 http://www.cmanet.org/news/detail/?article=webinar-medical-staff-self-governance-and-the http://www.cmanet.org/news/detail/?article=webinar-medical-staff-self-governance-and-the Webinar: Medical staff self governance and the Tulare medical staff trial Medical staff self-governance is a vital part of a carefully crafted system designed to ensure the delivery of quality patient care in California hospitals. Join us for a one-hour webinar on Wednesday, 0001-01-01 00:00 +00:00 0001-01-01 00:00 -08:00